Micellar water has been a bathroom staple for years now and I was pleasantly surprised this technology had been reintroduced in haircare. Micellar shampoos offer a new type of hair cleansing experience that gently washes away dirt, grit, pollution, product build-up and excess oils. Safe for color-treated hair, these mild shampoos are formulated without sulfates or silicones to give you bouncy, fresh hair without drying out your strands. Unlike a typical clarifying shampoo, micellar shampoos can therefore be used every time you wash your hair.
Nivea was among the first drugstore brands to launch the innovation on the market. Available in a version for normal to oily hair (Nivea Purifying Micellar Shampoo) and for fragile & sensitive skin (Nivea Comforting Micellar Shampoo) caters to all skin/hair types. Having both oily and sensitive skin, I didn’t really notice much difference between the two though. The gel-ish texture foams well and cleanses my hair without a lot of effort. The downside however for me was that my hair gets tangled, so my TangleTeezer comes in handy. Once dry, it feels very soft and not stripped at all.
Washing my hair every day would take up too much of my time, so these didn’t have as much effect on my haircare routine. Just remember to deep clean once in a week or so. I mainly use them in between my regular washes to prevent my strands from being stripped too much, expecially now that my hair is bleached. However, if you do wash your hair every day, this could be a worthy replacement of your regular daily shampoo.
Nivea Micellar Shampoo (400 ml) – € 5
Available at the drugstore
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